In Yoga Body, Buddha Mind, the first book to give readers the best of both inextricably linked practices, Cyndi Lee -- author of the bestselling series OM Yoga in a Box -- shares her twenty years of experience as a practicing Tibetan Buddhist and one of the country's most famous yoga instructors. This easy-to-use guide shows readers of all yoga levels how to combine the basic tenets of Buddhism and meditation with yoga practice. Her book offers simple meditation programs and exercise sequences that can be done just about anywhere, in addition to more advanced and rigorous regimens. Written in the same personal, comfortable, and charismatic style that Cyndi Lee has brought to her classes, Yoga Body, Buddha Mind is a comprehensive how-to guide for spiritual well-being and the ultimate enlightening experience.
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Table of Contents
ONE - AWAKENED UNION
TWO - CALM ABIDING
THREE - THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE
FOUR - THE MIDDLE PATH
FIVE - PATH WITHOUT A GOAL
SIX - HOW TO BE A WARRIOR
SEVEN - DYNAMIC EQUANIMITY
EIGHT - THE GROUND OF NON-HARMING
NINE - AWAKENED HEART
TEN - TOPSY-TURVY WORLD
ELEVEN - HOW TO RELAX
TWELVE - CREATING THE MANDALA
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First Riverhead trade paperback edition: August 2004
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Yoga body, Buddha mind / Cyndi Lee. p. cm.
eISBN : 978-1-101-00741-9
1. Yoga, Haòha—Handbooks, manuals, etc. 2. Exercise—Handbooks, manuals, etc.
3. Health—Handbooks, manuals, etc. I. Title.
For all my teachers,
especially Gehlek Rimpoche and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
especially the OMmies
Thank you to Melvin McLeod—without his initial encouragement, generosity, and guidance as well as the opportunity to write a yoga column in the Shambhala Sun for the past three years, this book would not exist.
Way back when, my dear student Jean Gallagher, who is a writing teacher and poet, read my first little work in progress. She helped me make it so much better, and she liked it! To her I make a low gassho.
I am very grateful to Shayna Samuels for actually putting me on a schedule, nudging me about deadlines, and then editing the whole book twice before it even went to the publisher.
Much appreciation to my patient and supportive editor, Amy Hertz, for her passion for yoga, dharma sisterhood, and two crucial pieces of advice that were just what I needed. Her assistant, Marc Haeringer, has been so helpful every step of the way.
A huge thank-you to my agent, Sarah Jane Freyman, who told me there was a book inside me and gave me the tools to unearth it.
Hugs and bows to Catherine Lippincott, publicist and yogini, and Brian Liem, OM Yoga Center’s director of programming as well as an OM yoga teacher, for being the yoga models in this book. Margi Young and Jennifer Brilliant were the sharp and kind eagle eyes for our asanas.
I offer sincere thanks to the fine, committed, and talented yoga teachers at OM Yoga Center who use their hearts and hands in equal measure to share this practice of yoga and Buddhist teachings with all of our students.
Thank you also to all the front desk folks and those who have held down the fort in the back office each time I vanished to work on this book.
The people at OM that play the part of students are truly why OM is a home and a family. We have been through so much together and I can never express how much you all mean to me. Thanks for letting me try out all these stories on you and for coming along on the ride.
I have been extremely fortunate to learn about yoga and life from many teachers and I am grateful to them all, especially the sweet and smart Judith Lasater and the masterful Rodney Yee.
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